Lurker w/ a question

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Registered: 07-21-2010
Lurker w/ a question
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Wed, 07-21-2010 - 2:34pm

A short intro: My name is Katie and my DH and I have 1 son who is a year old. We are currently TTC #2, but I have yet to get my PPAF.

My question is this, about 6 weeks ago, I decided to cut back on nursing DS to twice a day. He was resistant to nursing and would go hours without nursing despite frequent offerings and I was getting clogged duct after clogged duct and had enough. He still nurses once a day and usually when he wakes up in the AM. I still have not gotten PPAF. Should I be concerned? Or do someone women not get until after they wean completely.

Also, DS wakes up once a night but it is sporadic if I am going to get a decent stretch of sleep. so is temping still possible? Would it be a waste to get ovulation test strips and use those for awhile to see if I am ovulating or not?

Thanks so much ladies! I hope to be more active on this board since DH and I are actively trying for #2!

Katie

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Registered: 02-08-2009
Wed, 07-21-2010 - 7:01pm

Hi Katie,


I don't think I answered this in the other thread. I definitely wouldn't worry yet. Some women don't get their fertility back until they wean totally, but it's a very small percentage. It does usually take a few months, though, for the hormones to figure out that there's been a change- less nursing- and react accordingly. So, hopefully, any minute now, you'll get your break.


Temping is definitely still possible. I co-sleep, and am able to temp. Sometimes I get 3 hours of sleep before temping, sometimes an hour. Every so often I'll have a whacked out temp, but overall, I can definitely see the pattern. I would totally do the opks, though, as I mentioned in the other post. That's really your best head's up that it's likely to happen, and then temping confirms it. I get my opk's from


http://www.saveontests.com/

 

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Registered: 07-21-2010
Thu, 07-22-2010 - 9:02am

Thank you so much for the info and website! I was really hesitant to buy OPKs from the store as they can get expensive, but that website has great prices.

I think I'll probably do both temping and the OPKs and see where it takes me. Hopefully I don't get too obsessed ... haha who am I kidding right?!

Thanks again for the advice and reassurance. This board really does have awesome people on it!

Katie